donderdag 25 november 2010
Suicide missions - Counter Terrorist Teams (History channel)
The end of the Cold War was the beginning of a new age. The principle fear of the American public is not attack from a superpower, but a terrorist strike on home soil. From the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center to the London subway bombing, this threat has become all too real. New strategies, personnel, teams, and training have been employed to combat this new threat.
Take a look inside two counter terrorist units, the United Kingdom's Special Air Service (SAS) and the United States Marine Corps' Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST). These units must be trained to cope with a wide variety of situations, from biological attacks to hostage negotiations. Get a glimpse inside their operations and hear personal accounts from team members. Public officials and civilian hostage negotiators offer their thoughts on the specialties that these men and women are required to possess. Terrorist attack can take many different forms, and can come from a wide variety of sources. Discover how the US and UK are rising to meet the challenge of this expanded threat.